Lupus Project Manager
Berg LLC is a Boston based company that employs a novel approach to systems biology and utilizes systems engineering and bioinformatics modules to cross-validate biological output. The Berg Interrogative BiologyTM Drug Discovery Platform allows for rapid and precise identification of therapeutic and biomarker candidates for drug discovery and development. The company uses network biology templates to mine disease pathophysiology.
BERG has initiated extensive collaborative and research agreements (CRADA) with academic & government organizations and is actively recruiting a Program Manager to oversee the implementation of one of the on-going projects on both research and clinical management. This person will retain sole responsibility of maintaining and enhancing the relationship between the academic institution and within the clinical and research group at BERG as part of the collaboration. The manager will be responsible for establishing detailed plans of implementation of the various aspects of the project as well as tracking the progress of various aspects of the program milestones & deliverables. Additionally, this individual will track timelines, chair weekly meetings, as well as develop programmatic infrastructure to support the successful advancement of the Berg initiative. In addition, the individual is expected to:
• To perform scientific and clinical assessment of research landscape within disease of interest.
• Responsible for maintaining progress and administration of the objectives within the BERG CRADA.
• Manage and interface with the diagnostics and CLIA teams regarding sample tracking and data analysis. Additionally, work with the clinical, IP, business development and 3rd party organization to maintain process on CRADA objectives.
• Travel and engage collaborative academic partner team to ensure efficient transfer of biospecimens (biofluids and tissues) and other data for the collaboration. Spearhead the collaboration steering committee, chair weekly calls, maintain budgets, and generate monthly reports and timelines.
• Work with management to define commercial goals and map against program initiatives
The ideal candidate would have a robust scientific or clinical background in autoimmune diseases or related areas and have an MS/PhD in Biological Sciences and/or an MD. Additionally, someone with strong organizational and personal communicational skills is essential. The individual should have excellent problem-solving abilities and advanced interpersonal skills in dealing with external and internal teams. An individual with a PMP would be highly desirable.